I like how the response is timed and doesn't give you the answers like a real practice test. I wish there were more free pratcice tests though.
Talent Q Elements Numerical Test
The Talent Q Elements numerical test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyse and understand numerical data. The tests are popular for recruiting any role where the ability to work with numerical data forms a key part of the role.
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Start with these two free numerical questions, similar in style to Talent Q’s. Remember to set your timer for each question to 75 seconds, to simulate the amount of time you have for each question in the actual test.
Worked solutions follow the questions. If the answer you’ve selected isn’t correct, make sure you understand where you went wrong and how to calculate the right answer.
Example Question 1
What is the difference in the average value of each sale for the bottom 95% of customers between 2018 and 2020?
Step 1: Number of customers in bottom 95%: 2018 = 3,000 x 95% = 2,850 2020 = 4,000 x 95% = 3,800
Step 2: Calculate revenue with bottom 95% customers: 2018 = £6,000,000 x 40% = £2,400,000 2020 = £7,500,000 x 50% = £3,750,000
Step 3: Calculate average sale per bottom 95% customer: 2018 = £2,400,000 divided by 2,850 = £842 2020 = £3,750,000 divided by 3,800 = £987
Step 4: Calculate difference: = £987 - £842 = £145
So the answer is d).
Example Question 2
If there were an equal number of games in each year, which team had the highest winning percentage across the two years?
b) Real Madrid
As there are the same number of games, you can just add up the percentages and divide by 2:
Real Madrid: (41% + 46%) / 2 = 43.50%
Barcelona: (45% + 40%) / 2 = 42.50%
Juventus: (44% + 56%) / 2 = 50.00%
Bayern Munich: (38% + 49%) / 2 = 43.50%
Liverpool: (56% + 59%) / 2 = 57.50%
Man City: (46% + 44%) / 2 = 45.00%
So the answer is a).
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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test FAQs
Are Talent Q tests hard?
Talent Q tests are designed to be challenging. On the positive side, the adaptive nature of the tests allows you to perform to the best of your numerical ability and stand out from other applicants. Ensuring that you practice the tests will help hone your numerical skills and let your natural ability shine through.
How are Talent Q numerical tests scored?
There is no set pass mark with a Talent Q test. The overall mark achieved in the Talent Q test is either compared to an overall benchmark set by the employer, or compared against the scores of other candidates.
How long is a Talent Q numerical test?
The test takes just over 15 minutes, with 75 seconds to complete each of the 12 questions in the test.
Can you use a calculator?
You can use a calculator in the test. It is also advisable to have a pen and paper with you, so you can note down any calculations.
How can I improve my numerical reasoning?
Refreshing your memory on basic numerical concepts such as fractions, ratios and percentages can help improve your numerical skills. Reading infographics and working out what the image conveys – before reading the accompanying text – can also help you focus on analysing numerical information.
What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?
Korn Ferry is an assessment organisation that became part of the Hay group (which also owns Talent Q) in 2014. Korn Ferry aptitude tests are distinct from talent Q tests, however, despite having the same owner.
Talent Q Elements Numerical Test Tips
1Sharpen your numerical skills
Ensure that you know how to calculate percentages, ratios and use fractions. Become confident in analysing tables, graphs, and charts, and picking out the relevant information from data. Practicing tests will help you refresh your knowledge of using mathematical concepts.
2Read the question carefully
When faced with a timed test, it is tempting to skim-read the question. Take the time to read the question properly and understand what the question is asking, so you don’t miss key information or misinterpret the question.
3Simulate test conditions
Take any practice tests in the same conditions as you would the actual test. This means practicing tests in a room free from distraction, using a calculator, timing each question, and applying the same focus to the questions as you would in the actual test.
Don’t panic if you are struggling to answer a question and your time runs out. Remain calm and positively approach the following question. Take each question individually and remember that due to the adaptive nature of the test, you have the opportunity to still perform at your best even if you struggle on some questions.
The test allows you to use a calculator, but don’t forget to use a pen and paper for your working out. If the answer you arrive at isn’t listed in the list of multiple-choice answers, you can then revisit your workings to see where you went wrong, recalculate and select the answer you believe to be correct.
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What our customers say about our Numerical Reasoning tests
June 27, 2023
June 21, 2023
Very good tests that will challenge your analytical skills
If you don't look at charts every day this will definitely challenge you. Also very realistic test if you want to prepare for an assessment test for marketers, SEO's, etc.
June 21, 2023
It was nice experience as i have gone through any such test after a very long break. It is very genuine and calculative. Thanks
June 14, 2023
My ability with maths & statistics
Challenging test, which requires decent ability of reading graphs and it applies to real-world problems.
June 13, 2023
It was helpful
I liked that the questions were according to interview standards. It allowed me to understand my weakness of time management and I will work towards it.
United States of America
June 12, 2023
Brush up on your Math
If you are going to take a cognitive math skills test, brush up and be prepared. it's hard to perform calculations when you know you are on a timeline. I would rather take my time and think through the calculations than to rush and risk providing incorrect data!
June 12, 2023
Since it's my first time taking this aptitude I am still finding it difficult but I will get used as I go by!
June 08, 2023
Questions were easy to read but had good twists to help you think and diagrams are well done and legible.
June 08, 2023
Manage your time well
The graphics were interactive and informative but not knowing how many questions you are facing is an obstacle
Ahmed Al Balushi
June 06, 2023
The test is great and having plenty of question but there if question type scenarios added would be even better.